The Reverend Markel Hutchins is the visionary behind MovementForward, Incorporated and the One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiative. A renowned activist, professional speaker, businessman and social entrepreneur, he has led countless humanitarian causes over the past two decades. Heeding Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to “make a career of humanity,” Hutchins has earned a national reputation advocating fairness and equality. Often a “voice for the voiceless,” he has held senior leadership positions in numerous organizations and is among the nation’s leading voices on an array of issues including human and civil rights, national politics, social justice, peace and other matters of public interest.
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Jared Feuer is an experienced senior executive with a professional focus on the social sector – building internal infrastructure, finance, and strategy. Prior to MFI, Jared was Chief Business Officer for Welcoming America. In this position, he oversaw the organization’s strategy and planning, business revenue, and administration. Previously, he served in leadership roles at Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union and New York Civil Liberties Union. Jared holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University, and an M.B.A. from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) with a specialization in business operations. He also holds a Master of Technology certification from Georgia Tech.
Dalton Cole has led digital transformation projects and new product development teams at large corporations such as Equifax, Gables Residential, and Alimentation Couche-Tard. He has also served as a co-founder and technical expert for multiple technology startups, with a focus on financial technologies and social giving platforms. A lifelong student of technology, he is passionate about developing efficient systems and solving complex business problems with elegant solutions. Dalton provides leadership for the continued development of a sustainable, scalable, and modern technology portfolio within MovementForward, Incorporated.
Ryan Yarrell, J.D., is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. With a passion for civic engagement, he has run political campaigns throughout the state of Indiana, worked in the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Northeast Ohio and helped hundreds of citizens secure social security disability benefits over the course of his legal career. Ryan is fluent in Spanish and currently leads the Indianapolis office of MovementForward, Inc. and the OneCOP initiative.
David Cho earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a focus in marketing, from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He then studied at the Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia. Recently, he earned a certificate of Business Leadership from Harvard Business School. Professionally, David has worked with several corporate, non-profit and religious organizations both domestically and internationally
Nicole Gibbs graduated with her master’s degree in social work, with a focus on organizational leadership and public policy, from the top-rated University of Denver in Colorado. Nicole has worked both domestically and internationally, having served with the United States Peace Corps for nearly three and a half years in Tanzania, Africa. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. Nicole manages MovementForward’s corporate office and serves as chief of staff to the Reverend Markel Hutchins.
Prior to joining the MovementForward team, Nancy West worked as a special education educator in Forsyth County, Georgia. She also previously worked as a computer analyst for a Fortune 100 company. Her passion has always been building communities that are inclusive and diverse. A child prodigy pianist, she is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University.